Weaver-Tremblay Award

Prof. Emeritus Margaret Critchlow wins Weaver-Tremblay Award

Prof. Margaret Critchlow has been awarded the prestigious Weaver-Tremblay Award by the Canadian Anthropological Association. The Weaver-Tremblay Award in Canadian Applied Anthropology is named after two of Canada's most-renowned applied anthropologists and has been awarded since 1994. Prof. Critchlow has done extensive research in Vanuatu, including nine  fieldwork trips studying customary land tenure, colonial history, and […]

Anthropology student journal publishes new issue

Contingent Horizons, the York University anthropology student journal has just published its third issue. Congratulations to the CH editorial collective—Parinaz Adib, Janita Van Dyk, Andrea Vitopoulos, and Melanie Zhang—for their hard work on this issue. Articles in this issue include: Table of Contents Volume 3, Issue 1 (2017)ArticlesA Critique of the ‘Paleo Diet’: broader implications of a socio-cultural food practiceby Ashley […]

New collection co-edited by Prof. Sandra Widmer

Prof. Sandra Widmer is the co-editor (with Veronica Lipphardt) of a new collection titled "Health and Difference: Rendering Human Variation in Colonial Engagements" (Berghahn Books, 2016). Human variation represented a central research topic for life scientists and posed challenging administrative issues for colonial bureaucrats in the first half of the 20th century. By following scientists’ and […]

New Edited Collection by Prof. Othon Alexandrakis

Prof. Othon Alexandrakis' new edited collection “Impulse to Act: A New Anthropology of Resistance and Social Justice” has just been published by Indiana University Press. What drives people to take to the streets in protest? What is their connection to other activists and how does that change over time? How do seemingly spontaneous activist movements emerge, endure, […]

Prof. Wenona Giles co-authors new book on Refugees

Prof. Wenona Giles has co-authored (with Jennifer Hynde, Director of the Centre for Refugee Studies) a new book entitled  "Refugees in Extended Exile: Living on the Edge" to appear in Oct. 2016. A book launch will be announced shortly in the Centre for Refugee Studies. This book argues that the international refugee regime and its ‘temporary’ […]

New Book "Real Queer" Wins 2016 Ruth Benedict Prize

Prof. David A.B. Murray has won a major international award for his new book. The American Anthropological Association’s Association for Queer Anthropology (AQA) announced that Prof. Murray has been awarded the 2016 Ruth Benedict Book Prize in the category “Outstanding Monograph” for  Real Queer (Rowman and Littlefield, 2015). The Ruth Benedict Prize is presented each year at the American […]